June 16, 2017
Orlando Drug Crimes Lawyer

What Legalized Marijuana Means For Travel

On a recent trip to Denver, I stood in a long line waiting to get through security. I saw person after person put their carry-on through the x-ray machine and then walk through the full body scanner. What came to mind is the fact that the state Colorado had recently legalized recreational marijuana, yet no person that I saw was stopped for bringing marijuana through security. This made me think either people aren’t doing it, TSA doesn’t catch it or TSA doesn’t care. This was just my observation, so that’s when I began to do a little research on the topic.  […]
May 7, 2017
Carfentanil Drug Trafficking

Carfentanil: Just Breathing It Could Kill You

The newest drug on the street is Carfentanil. Carfentanil is an Opiod that is intended for use on Elephants. It is 10,000 times more potent than Morphine and 100 times  more potent than Fentanyl. Carfentanil is so deadly that first responders are having to take precautions in responding to overdoses to prevent them from inhaling it. Last week the Florida Legislature passed a bill that made Drug Trafficking in Fentanyl illegal. In that bill they included Carfentanil. Carfentanil is a derivative of Fentanyl. While Carfentanil is supposed to be difficult to obtain, it is currently coming in predominantly from China. In reviewing House Bill […]
May 7, 2017
Fentanyl Drug Trafficking

Florida Passes Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Legislation

On May 5, 2017 the Florida legislature passed a bill which adds penalties for Drug Trafficking in Fentanyl.  The bill lays out that anyone who “knowingly sells, purchases, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession” of at least four but less than 14 grams, the mandatory minimum prison term would be three years, plus a $50,000 fine. For at least 14 but less than 28 grams, the mandatory minimum prison term would be seven years, plus a $100,000 fine. For at least 28 grams but less than 30 kilograms, the mandatory […]
April 21, 2017
Drugs Pills and Capsules

Should There Be a Policy on Minimum Mandatories for Drug Addicts?

It seems that in Orlando you can’t turn on the news without hearing something about the Death Penalty and the State Attorney’s office. State Attorney Aramis Ayala has stated that she has discretion to not enforce the death penalty. But where does her office stand on Drug Trafficking cases? Please understand this post isn’t about Rick Scott, the Death Penalty or Markeith Lolyd. But rather drug trafficking minimum mandatory cases. The Prosecutor’s office is always weighing Policies vs Discretion. Policies create uniformity in the criminal justice system so that if a defendant commits a crime he isn’t treated differently based on […]